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Offering innovative solutions for difficult project challenges faced by land owners and managers.

  • Promac LDM40 Masticator/Mulcher
  • JAK - 250 Tree Shear
  • Atlas Copco SB450 Hammer
  • Kaiser rotating Rock Grapple
  • KMT Canada 52" Brush Mower
  • Holp Tiltrotator
  • Helac Power-tilt
  • Kaiser Winch 
  • NEW! Leica 2D Machine Control


TIm Greenwood, Owner

Our project's success is built on using a team of professional quality minded subcontractors. I consider Dave to be one of those subcontractors. Dave is a top notch operator and one of the hardest working people I know. He is professional, safe, quality orientated and communicates clearly. Our project was extremely steep as well as technical on Whitefish lake and Dave made it look easy. I look forward to working with Dave of Spyder Environmental again. Tim Greenwood- Greenwood Masonry Construction,LLC owner

Derrick Whitby, Superintendant

I’ve known Dave Russell of Spyder Environmental for nearly a decade and was provided an opportunity to work with him in the Fall of 2021. As a project manager for a custom home builder, I had a project that involved some specialized, steep-slope excavation work and Dave came to mind. The project’s steep and rough site made for a challenging septic and drain field design, that ultimately placed the drain field 700 feet below the homesite. A pipe needed to be laid to connect the home to the drain field, and accomplishing this work was not possible using a conventional excavator and operator, and so we were left with the options of Horizontal Direction Drilling, or using a specialized, steep slope machine like Dave Russell’s Kaiser Spyder. Horizontal drilling in the rocky conditions seemed impossible, and certainly expensive. Dave and his machine were a good fit, and they jumped on the task and completed the work successfully, and for less than the estimated cost. His walking excavator is a VERY impressive machine for sitework, excavation, and forestry tasks in rough or steep conditions that are often found in Northwest Montana. Dave himself is an impressive character; pleasant to work with, having the intellect to properly plan and organize a workflow and with the grit needed to accomplish the work itself. If you’re looking for a service like Dave’s, and for a person and machine that will work beyond what is expected of them, look no further than Spyder Environmental.

Tai Foley, Owner

We hired Spyder Environmental to do some heavy lifting in a sensitive area. Dave's Kaiser walking excavator was able to drive up the asphalt driveway, enter the forest, remove large chunks of a tree from a pond and gently move back out of the area. There was absolutely no ground disturbance and the only cleanup were the small branches. Dave and his machine have brought a whole new level of excavator performance and capabilities to the Flathead Valley. Piloting this machine on the ground that it is designed for would take serious time, dedication, knowledge and passion. I appreciated Dave's professionalism, experience and input on our project. I would hire Spyder Environmental for my complex steep slope projects any day. Tai Foley - Safe Lands Forestry, Owner.

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